Julia Whitty's newest article for Mother Jones magazine looks at potential global warming "tipping points" -- factors that could push us over the edge towards rapid climate change. What are those tipping points? How likely are they to happen? And will the coming turnover in the House and Senate have any impact on our ability to prevent them? Plus, we explore whether the Congressional turnover means a change from the culture of corruption. Will the Dems prove just as corrupt as Tom... Topics: Julia Whitty, global warming, Congress, corruption, Jacl Abramoff, Tom DeLay
This week on Mother Jones Radio, we're cutting through the blather on the indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Mother Jones writer Lou Dubose explains the scandal behind the headlines. What's the evidence? Is DeLay's defense credible? And is Austin D.A. Ronnie Earle really the "partisan Democrat" that Republican talking points make him out to be? Plus, we talk with Dr. Price Cobbs, author of "My American Life: From Rage to Entitlement." Cobbs was the co-author of... Topics: Mother Jones, Radio, Interview, tom delay, scandal, Republican, racism, White House
Markos Moulitasa Zuniga, the blogger behind Daily Kos, wants to boot out the "ineffective" Democratic Party establishment. We talk with one of the most popular progressive bloggers about his vision for a new movement: one "of the netroots, the grassroots, the unorthodox labor unions, the maverick big donors." Plus, conservative author David Horowitz debates Mark LeVine, who he calls one of the "most dangerous professors in America." Horowitz's new book attacks the... Topics: Mother Jones, Radio, Interview, democratic party, iraq, mexico, tom delay, unions
Bill Wiseman wrote the first bill in America to legalize execution by lethal injection 30 years ago - and he regrets it. He was trying to make capital punishment kinder, but today he believes he made it easier. Now an Episcopal priest, Wiseman tells Angie why he opposes the death penalty and what he's doing about it. Journalist Vince Beiser, who profiled Wiseman for Mother Jones tells us about the priest's work. Plus, Mother Jones contributor Barry Yeoman tells us about Republican lobbyist Jack... Topics: Mother Jones, Radio, Interview, bush, death penalty, political satire, tom delay, Jack Abramoff,...